Here are the details of the twelve samples from twentieth century works from last week's quiz


Thank you for taking part in last week's Oblivionopolis Audio Quiz. Here are the answers:

Listen — Sample No 1:

Sample No 1 is taken from Religiophonia (also known as Symphony of the Orient) (1934) by Croatian composer J Slavenski (1896-1955), mentioned in Robert McCarney's Echoes of Oblivion episode Rough winds do shake.


Listen — Sample No 2:

Sample 2 is from Floreal (1969) by Spanish composer Tomás Marco (born 1942), mentioned in Turn that racket down!.


Listen — Sample No 3:

Sample 3 is from Occam I (2011) by French composer Éliane Radigue (born 1932), mentioned in The home country grown strange. We were very slightly cheating here and in the next sample because this is 21st century music!


Listen — Sample No 4:

Sample 4 is the opening of Fern (2013) by Australian composer Kate Moore (born 1979), mentioned in A New Look and Format.


Listen — Sample No 5:

Sample 5 is the opening of the Vorspiel from Lanzelot (1969) by German composer Paul Dessau (1894-1979), mentioned in A New Look and Format.


Listen — Sample No 6:

Sample 6 is the opening of Snow (1971) by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014), mentioned in Sound Below Zero.


Listen — Sample No 7:

Sample 7 is taken from the opening of Many Pleasures (Garden of the Kinkaku-ji) - No 2 from Japanese Gardens (1994) by the late and sadly missed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho (1952-2023), mentioned in Turn that racket down! The sample is taken from the album Private Gardens on the Ondine Records label.


Listen — Sample No 8:

Sample 8 is from Symphony No 2 - Anthems (or Hymns) (1978) by Romanian composer Liana Alexandra (1947-2011), mentioned in A hundred not out.


Listen — Sample No 9:

Sample 9 is from the last of Four Songs on poems by Christian Morgenstern (1954) by German composer Alice Samter (1908-2004), mentioned in Looks like we got ourselves a reader.


Listen — Sample No 10:

Sample 10 is the opening of Quartet No 4 - Musica de Feria (1932) by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940), mentioned in Four by Four by Five fff.


Listen — Sample No 11:

Sample 11 is from Freude (Joy) (2005) for two harps (with singing!) by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), mentioned in The home country grown strange.


Listen — Sample No 12:

Sample 12 is the ending of Moonlight on Jupiter (1923) by Finnish composer Väinö Raitio (1891-1945), mentioned in What's in a number?

Copyright © 4 June 2023 Keith Bramich,
London, UK



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